Kenya: Kenya, 5 Nations Provide Personnel to Assist Haiti Struggle Gang Violence

Kenya: Kenya, 5 Nations Provide Personnel to Assist Haiti Struggle Gang Violence

United Nations — 5 nations are dedicated to offering personnel for a global police power to assist Haiti battle gang violence, a UN spokesman mentioned on Thursday.

The world physique acquired Benin’s official affirmation on Wednesday of their intent to assist the Multinational Safety Assist mission with 1,500 uniformed personnel, mentioned Stephane Dujarric, chief spokesman for UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres.

To this point the United Nations has acquired notifications of intent from 5 nations. The remaining 4 are The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, and Chad.

Kenya was the primary nation to specific intent to assist the Haiti police power with 1,000 personnel to revive regulation and order within the Caribbean nation. However a Kenyan court docket blocked the motion. The federal government is interesting the choice.

Dujarric mentioned contributions totaling 10.8 million U.S. {dollars} are already within the Haiti Belief Fund to assist finance the Safety Council-authorized mission and 78 million {dollars} extra has been pledged for the fund.

“We encourage member states to proceed contributing to make sure the profitable deployment of the mission,” Dujarric mentioned.

The Safety Council adopted a decision in October 2023 to authorize the multinational police power for Haiti. The decision decides that the price of implementing this momentary operation will likely be borne by voluntary contributions and assist from particular person member states and regional organizations. ∎

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